|Christ Church, Jaffa Gate|
|Beth just outside Christ Church|
For the Saturday, Sunday and Monday the weather was sunny but with a very cold wind, although the temperature was to increase steadily in advance of the main party arriving in the early hours of Wednesday morning. The team met with Levya and Sahar from Shoresh. Levya had been instrumental in all of the planning of the tour, and Sahar was to be the guide. It was a very important meeting with them as it laid the groundwork for the arrival of the main party and ironed out a few potential problems.
|Beth, Roger and Mary on the tram in Jerusalem|
On the Sunday morning the team attended worship at Christ Church. As the service there already included guest musicians, it wasn't appropriate to perform any music, but Roger was able to stand up and advertise the performance in the 'notices' slot of the service. The Rector, David Pileggi, was very welcoming, and he had worked with Roger on a number of occasions in the past.
|Roger, Mary and Beth at BBC|
|View from the hotel, Netanya|
On Tuesday, after one last meeting with Levya, Sahar and David, the advance party travelled to Netanya, the seaside town just north of Tel Aviv, to await the main party who were due to arrive in the early hours of the morning.
|Mary paddling at Netanya|